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Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs after chauffeur gaffe

first_imgSVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON swayed Roman Abramovich to buy Chelsea instead of Tottenham – after mistakenly thinking the billionaire was a chauffeur at their first meeting.The Swede told the billionaire he had more chance of success at the Blues as he would only have to “change half the team”.2 Eriksson has revealed he persuaded Abramovich to take over Chelsea over SpursBut Eriksson nearly blew his chances of being a confidant of Abramovich after accidentally mistaking him for a driver in 2003 – months before he took over at Stamford Bridge.Recalling the tale, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.“He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.“I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.’”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneEriksson went on to become close friends with Abramovich – and their weekly meetings at the Russian’s apartment to drink tea and talk football almost led to the Swede taking over as Dinamo boss.In the wide-ranging interview, Eriksson also revealed he told Sir Alex Ferguson to “f*** off” after the Scot threatened to kill him over his use of Wayne Rooney at the 2006 World Cup.The incredible bust-up erupted shortly before the tournament – with Eriksson in charge of England and Fergie still enjoying the glory days at Old Trafford.Rooney had suffered a broken foot shortly before the tournament in Germany, with Eriksson still rushing him in to his 23-man squad as he sought to end 40 years of hurt.The decision sparked a furious tirade from Ferguson who threatened to kill the Swedish boss – but Eriksson stood firm against the hairdryer treatment.Eriksson recalled: “[Ferguson] said, ‘I will kill you. You are finished.’ But I represented England and you have to stand up.2 The bust-up between Sven and Fergie made front and back page newsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on it”What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong and when you say, ‘Don’t pick Rooney because I’m going to kill you’, I said, ‘F*** off, what’s going on with you?'”And he was screaming. Whenever he got like that… it has no meaning.”That’s why I said, ‘Alex, I will pick Rooney. Now, have a nice holiday. Ciao, bye.'”Sven recalls his worst career defeat: England’s 2006 loss to Portugallast_img read more

Cristiano signs his triplet 56, the first in Serie A

first_imgIn that case, Juventus faced the match with Atletico after losing 2-0 the first leg in the Metropolitan and the three goals of the Portuguese in the return sent the team then trained by Massimiliano Allegri to the quarterfinals of the maximum continental competition. CR7 scored back and forth from the quarters to Ajax, but the path of his team crashed in that round. This season, Cristiano signs 13 goals in Serie A (marking in five consecutive days) and two in the Champions League, contributing to the classification to the round of 16 as first group. The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Turin striker, signed on Monday, in the league game won 4-0 against Cagliari in the Turin Allianz Stadium, the 56th triplet of his career, the first in the Italian Serie A. Cristiano started 2020 with a great performance and reached 13 goals in Serie A, placing six goals away from the top gunner of the tournament, Ciro Immobile, which allowed Juventus to momentarily take the lead alone while waiting for what Inter Milan in the field of Naples does on Monday. The Portuguese striker already signed 56 triplets in his career, between the clubs and the Portuguese national team, but he had never managed to score three goals in the Italian Serie A, competition in which he has played since the summer of 2018 after signing for Juventus from Real Madrid. Cristiano celebrates one of his goals for Cagliari.Juventuscenter_img “The most important thing is the team. We play very well. Marking goals is always a joy, but what counts most is to win and increase the pressure on Inter,” said Cristiano at the end of the game, in statements to Italian television Sky Sport . “We are improving game after game, not only in defense but also in attack and in the midfield.” The new year began in the best way for Cristiano, who until now had only marked a triplet with the Juventus shirt, last March against Atlético Madrid in the round of the knockout stages of the Champions League.last_img read more

Di Maria accepts four-year PSG deal

first_imgPARIS (AP):Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria will join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a four-year deal to become the second most expensive player in the French league history. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Di Maria is expected in Paris later this week to sign the deal after undergoing a medical exam in Doha on Monday.He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak publicly about the deal before it is official. Manchester United have agreed to sell the Argentina winger for a fee that is “in the region of €63 million (US$69 million)” the person said.At PSG, the versatile Di Maria will be teaming up with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who joined the Qatari-funded club for a reported fee of €64 million hen PSG broke the French transfer record in 2013. The former Real Madrid midfielder joined United for £59.7 million (US$99 million) last summer as the most expensive signing in the history of British football, but he had an inconsistent season at Old Trafford.Di Maria got off to a bright start early in the season then struggled to adapt to the Premier League.last_img read more

Butt scores century in comeback match

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP): Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt smashed a century and fast bowler Mohammad Asif took two wickets as the convicted spot-fixers made their first appearance yesterday in competitive cricket after being away for more than five years. Butt scored 135 off 143 balls with 14 fours while Asif took 2-22 as they led the Water and Power Development Authority to a convincing 141-run victory over Federally Administered Tribal Areas in a one-day cup match in Hyderabad. “I hope that this is the new beginning,” Butt said. “As long as I will get more matches, I will improve.” Rehabilitation Both players were eligible to compete from last September when their bans ended but first had to go through the Pakistan Cricket Board’s rehabilitation programme. Asif, Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Amir were banned for at least five years for deliberate no-balls at a 2010 Test match against England. Butt was captain of the team for the Lord’s Test. Amir pleaded guilty from the onset, which accelerated the left-arm fast bowler’s return to the national team, Butt and Asif went on to challenge the bans until their appeals were rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Responsibility accepted Both players ultimately accepted their responsibility before the ICC lifted their bans. The PCB agreed a six-month rehabilitation programme for the duo that included lectures to younger cricketers on anti-corruption before allowing them to compete in domestic matches. “I am very relaxed, the toughest phase of my life is over,” Asif said. “This one-day tournament will help me gauge where I stand … International cricket is my target but I have to do well in the domestic matches before I can hope (for) international cricket.” Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said last week that, if they perform well in domestic matches, both players deserve another chance in international cricket.last_img read more

UP dumps NU in last elims game, but Final 4 status still in limbo

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines ended its elimination round campaign in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament with a 106-81 dumping of National University Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But at 6-8, the Fighting Maroons would have to wait for the result of the game between Adamson and Far Eastern University to see if they can get a playoff game for the fourth seed.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson George scores 42 as Thunder beat Clippers to snap 4-game skid MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In the event of an FEU victory, though, UP will be eliminated from the Final Four and the Fighting Maroons would bid farewell to seniors Andrew Harris, Paolo Romero, Rob Ricafort, and Ibrahim Quattara.Paul Desiderio led all scorers with 30 points, tying his career-high, with seven rebounds for UP while Juan added 22 points and 13 rebounds.Javi also had a double-double of 17 points and 10 boards while Quattara finished with 12 points and 13 boards, 10 coming off the offensive glass.Issa Gaye had 25 points and 10 boards to lead NU while the graduating J-Jay Alejandro had 16 points and eight assists.The ScoresUP 106 – Desiderio 30, Gomez de Liano Ju 22, Gomez de Liano Ja 17, Manzo 14, Ouattara 12, Webb 3, Lim 2, Harris 2, Ricafort 2, Romero 2, Prado 0, Jaboneta 0NU 81 – Gaye 25, Alejandro 16, Joson 7, Salem 7, Tibayan 7, Mosqueda 4, Bartlett 4, Diputado 3, Cauilan 3, Aquino 3, Morido 2, Yu 0, Abatayo 0, Lastimosa 0, Flores 0, Rangel 0Quarters: 34-21, 58-45, 84-60, 106-81ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I was telling them at the beginning that we need these kinds of games, the ball is not in our hands anymore but at least we gave ourselves a chance for a playoff,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.UP established dominance between the third and fourth quarters, mounting a 19-6 run capped off with a breakaway dunk from rookie Juan Gomez de Liaño early in the final period to go up 86-63.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNU tried to get back into the game with a 9-0 spurt that cut the deficit to 16, 88-72, but Javi Gomez de Liaño scored on back-to-back layups to help UP regain momentum and a 94-78 lead 2:32 left in the game.“I’m really proud with how they responded to the challenge, this is a game we can reckon for years to come,” said Perasol. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Proper hygiene and infection prevention techniques

first_imgNational Infection Control Week runs October 20 – 26, which is concurrent with Canadian Patient Safety Week, running October 27 – 31.“Infection prevention and control programs are widely recognized as being clinically effective in preventing and controlling the spread of infections in health care settings, resulting in better clinical outcomes, reduced length of hospital stay, less antimicrobial resistance, and cost savings for the health care system,” Northern Health says in a written statement.Through the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Northern Health is promoting the message ‘ASK.TALK.LISTEN.’, which encourages patients to communicate with their health care providers in an effort to keep them informed.- Advertisement -“Proper hand cleaning techniques and effective environmental cleaning are considered to be the most important measures in infection prevention, and Northern Health recommends that everyone make a habit of washing their hands for 30 seconds with warm water and soap to remove bacteria and viruses,” Northern Health goes on to write. “If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.”Northern health is reminding residents to wash their hands before and after eating, after using the bathroom, after coughing and sneezing; and after touching surfaces that may be contaminated by other people.last_img read more

Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

first_imgBut what looked destined to be a comfortable win became tense when Gareth Barry prodded home a second-half goal for the hosts.And United ended the game defending for their lives before claiming the win that kept them 11 points behind neighbours Manchester City in the Premier League title race.“I think we deserved the win. We were the best team. We controlled the game for a long time,” Mourinho said.“The intensity in the first half maybe we didn’t have in the second half.“West Brom are really powerful in the air. But after their goal we controlled it again.”United made a dominant start with West Brom guilty of squandering cheap possession on a frequent basis.Yet it was the hosts who threatened first in the ninth minute courtesy of a clever backheel from Salomon Rondon to release James McClean on the left.He crossed towards the far post for Oliver Burke, but the winger could not control a difficult ball on his full Premier League debut.United’s first sight of goal came on 14 minutes when Ashley Young angled a dangerous cross from the left towards Lukaku at the far post.Baggies defender Kieran Gibbs made an important header and Lukaku was penalised for handball as he tried to keep the move alive.West Brom enjoyed a handy spell of possession midway through the opening half as United lost their way following a decent start.The home side forced two corners on the left but both were poorly directed by Grzegorz Krychowiak.But United opened the scoring on 28 minutes as Lukaku returned to haunt his former club.Burke lost the ball cheaply on the Albion right, Marcus Rashford was given too much space and his cross was glanced home by Lukaku, who had ghosted between Jonny Evans and Gibbs.There was a glimmer of hope for Albion on 34 minutes when Allan Nyom crossed towards Rondon at the near post but he was denied by Chris Smalling’s interception.But a minute later it was 2-0 to United as Lingard struck.– Heated –He was set up on the edge of the area by Juan Mata after good work by Lukaku, and Lingard’s low shot struck the leg of defender Ahmed Hegazi and looped past helpless goalkeeper Ben Foster.West Brom already looked beaten but just before half-time Jake Livermore did at least draw a save from goalkeeper David de Gea with a low shot that the keeper held well.There was a heated start to the second half when Rashford went down holding his face after a collision with Hegazi.Replays showed there had been little contact but the United player was booked after leaping up and confronting Hegazi head to head.But that clash did not provide the spark for a fiery second half as United sat back on their lead and Albion were unable to pose any consistent threat.They had a rare chance when Rondon forced De Gea into a routine save with 17 minutes remaining before substitute Chris Brunt fired over the crossbar from the edge of the area.But with 13 minutes to go Albion did grab the goal that gave them hope.Brunt delivered a corner from the left, United failed to clear and Barry profited from an ugly scramble to poke home the club’s first goal under Alan Pardew and his first for Albion.Things might have got worse for United in the closing stages but Brunt’s superb left-wing cross was headed wide of the near post by fellow substitute Jay Rodriguez.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku chases the ball during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns stadium on December 17, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFWEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom, Dec 17 – Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men kept their faint title hopes alive.Lukaku put United ahead at the Hawthorns and Lingard netted with the aid of a deflection to double the visitors’ lead before half-time.last_img read more

OUTGOING MAYOR OF DONEGAL REFLECTS ON YEAR OF ‘SPECIAL MOMENTS’

first_imgOutgoing Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Ciaran Brogan.Outgoing Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ciaran Brogan will today hand over his chain of office to his successor with Ardara’s Cllr Terence Slowey the favourite to succeed him.Here the Fianna Fail stalwart reflects on his year in office which he says was filled with “special moments.”This is his statement in full. Later today at our AGM I will hand over the chain of office to the newly elected Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and this will mark the completion of my own term of office as Cathaoirleach or Chair of the Council.It has been an honour and a privilege for me to be the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and as such the first citizen of the county. The last year has presented many special moments and memorable occasions for me.I have visited every part of the county, I have met hundreds of volunteers and community based organisations and I have gained a great insight into the wide range of events and activities that Donegal County Council is involved in.I have always said that we in Donegal should play to our strengths and focus on the great things we can do. In my year as chairman of the council I wanted to go out and meet the business people in every part of the county and tourism was also an important priority for me. I have seen first hand the huge success stories we have in Donegal and these businesses have been very vocal in their appreciation of the support and assistance provided by the Council as well as other development agencies. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me during the last twelve months including the elected members, the Chief Executive, the Senior Management Team and the employees of the Council as well as my party colleagues, my parents and of course my wife Lorraine, my son Oran and my daughter Maoliosa.I would also like to take this opportunity to wish my successor every success in the coming year. I firmly believe Donegal is a great place, with wonderful resourceful people and with a great story to tell and I look forward to continuing to work hard get our story heard.OUTGOING MAYOR OF DONEGAL REFLECTS ON YEAR OF ‘SPECIAL MOMENTS’ was last modified: June 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Ciaran BroganMayor of Donegallast_img read more

COLEMAN SCORES TO GET HIS PREMIERSHIP SEASON OFF THE MARK

first_imgKillybegs man Seamus Coleman got his Premiership season off to a flying start for Everton today.Seamus ColemanThe Donegal man made Everton’s first and scored their second against Norwich.Unfortunately, the Canaries managed to draw level to grab a share of the points to deny Coleman the winning goal. Coleman said afterwards that he was delighted to start the new season with a goal and a good display. COLEMAN SCORES TO GET HIS PREMIERSHIP SEASON OFF THE MARK was last modified: August 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonseamus colemanlast_img read more

DD NOTICE: IRISH WATER SAFETY ANNOUNCE DATES OF SWIMMING LESSONS IN KEADUE & CRUIT

first_imgIrish Water Safety will carry out both Swimming Lessons and Safety & Rescue training in the Keadue and Cruit areas as usual this summer. Dates have been confirmed as follows: Week one begins on Monday 14th July and the second week begins week beginning the 11th August.Children may attend lessons for both weeks or choose one week which suits them best. Swim lessons will happen at the block yard beach in Keadue from 10 each morning and are suitable for children aged from around 4 upwards.Registration will take place from 9.30 on both Monday mornings.Safety and rescue training will take place at the bridge in Cruit from 1, and is suitable for children over 12 years of age who are competent swimmers.Registration will take place at the bridge from one. Cost per child for weekly sessions are €30.Scrap Metal Collection – Fundraiser.A scrap Metal Collection is taking place over the bank holiday weekrnd at the pier in Burtonport in aid of The Old Railway Walk.You can drop it off at from Friday onwards to our skip which will be placed at the harbour by the factories over the weekend.We are more than happy to pick it up if you live in the local area just contact Brian Annie Anne on 0868415467 or David on 0866086231 . DD NOTICE: IRISH WATER SAFETY ANNOUNCE DATES OF SWIMMING LESSONS IN KEADUE & CRUIT was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesNoticesSportlast_img read more